Steve Hogg shuts up shop and opens consultancy

Former Hoggosaurus Toymaster shop owner launches consultancy company for the toy trade.
Publish date:
Social count:

Steve Hogg (pictured) will target small to medium-sized companies in need of an experienced advisor, but which cannot justify the cost of employing a full time manager.

Hogg ran his own chain of Hoggosaurus Toymaster shops for almost 20 years and before that held senior management positions at the Early Learning Centre and Zodiac Toys. He has been a member of the Toymaster selection committee for the past 15 years.

Hogg commented: "The current economic situation, an approaching significant birthday and a desire to work less than seven days a week have lead to my decision to exit retailing. However, I am pleased that two of my shops will continue trading with another Toymaster member.

"I am looking forward to helping new and diverse companies in the future who feel they may benefit from my guidance”.

Steve can offer help and advice in a variety of areas including pricing and terms, stock management, cash-flow and budgeting, cost analysis, product profitability, range selection, database and systems management, store location and more.

For further details contact Steve on 07710 742183 or


10_Messenger Enterprises.jpg

TALKING SHOP: Messenger Enterprises

Jason and Emma Messenger bought their first toy shop eight years ago ? today, the pair own seven Toymaster stores, the most recent of which is Hamlins in Berkhampstead. Lewis Tyler speaks to MD Jason Messenger...


Pop Stars: The rise of pop-up shops

From Modelzone to Moshi Monsters and MakieLab dolls, toy brands and retailers are experimenting with temporary retail destinations. ToyNews asks industry members and retail experts whether pop-up shops can work in the toy space.

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.